COMMERCIAL APPEAL: Murders + supernatural cult + romance + Southern vibes and sisterhood = fresh consumer appeal
BREAKOUT: The manuscript was an instant hit with the editorial and subrights departments—it has the potential to break out Hannah West in a new and exciting direction.
YA COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Hannah’s books have received glowing blurbs from Stephanie Garber, Claire Legrand, C.J. Redwine, Rebecca Ross, and Margaret Stohl, with a new rave for TBO by Shea Ernshaw
“This action-packed story of sisterhood will suck readers in from the first page…. West’s propulsive supernatural tale keeps the story grounded in female friendships, the struggle to process change, and a second-chance romance.”—Booklist
“This book has a little bit of magic, a little bit of thriller, and a little bit of romance. And amid all of this there is an overarching theme of female empowerment and standing together while fighting for what is right…. A solid magical thriller perfect for fans of witchcraft and slightly darker YA books.”—School Library Journal
“West (the Nissera Chronicles) packs the thrills of the Vampire Diaries series and Buffy into a smart, wry supernatural novel set in East Texas…. This fun, chilling, and sincere gothic novel keeps its head—and its heart.”—Publishers Weekly
“A richly woven tale of magic and murder and vengeance. This book kept me up all night! One of the best stories I’ve read all year.”—Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep
“Evocative writing enhances the horror with a chilling atmosphere…. Female empowerment at its fiercest.”—Kirkus
“Witches and spells blend with everyday anxieties in this supernatural murder mystery centering on a powerful group of women who claim their strength.”—Foreword Magazine
“the horror hits hard”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
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